Client testimonials

Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany

“Edinburgh Property Finders were highly recommended to us as estate agents to handle all aspects of the envisaged sale of our property and met all our expectations prior and during the marketing. Your trustworthy guidance through the complex aspects of sale procedures, your professional service as well as your profound knowledge of the property market was very much appreciated.”


Off market purchaser in East Lothian with sea view 2024

Barbara was very knowledgeable and helped us to narrow our search. She understood what we were looking for and guided us in finding our new home quickly and efficiently. We are very grateful and highly recommend her services.


Seller and Purchaser in The Grange  2021

“Within a remarkably short space of time, Barbara had found a buyer and negotiated an excellent offer for our current house.  Then, a few days later, she secured a deal for us on the house we have had our eye on for some time. What a great result! Barbara’s skill sets and network of contacts are first class and one thing we know for sure is that, if you are negotiating over a house, you want to have Barbara on your side of the table!”


Purchaser in Trinity  2021

“We thoroughly enjoyed working with Barbara. Buying a home is one of the largest investments we will undertake and having expert support and advice was invaluable. Barbara was clear n her advice, honest wth her opinions and gave us peace of mind.”


Purchaser in The Braids 2020

“It has been brilliant working with you and thank you so much for getting us over the finish line.”


Off market purchaser City Centre 2019

“Barbara’s help has been invaluable to us in finding a city centre apartment at relatively short notice. Due to a family illness we were unable to travel to Edinburgh for viewings so we relied on Barbara’s professional judgement and experience to steer our decisions to make a suitable purchase. We couldn’t have done it without her.”


Open market purchaser 2019

“Barbara truly took all of the stress out of my property search. Having had a previously bad experience in purchasing a property, I was a nervous client to deal with but Barbara took the time to listen to all of my requests, deal with any issues and answer all my questions fully and honestly. She provided incredibly comprehensive reviews and honest opinions of all properties she emailed over to me to look at, with colour coded responses which were easy to read and allowed me to filter through the properties on the market with ease. This meant that when it came to me taking time to go and look at a flat I could be sure that it fit all of my criteria and it was simply a case of whether it felt right for me. Thanks to Barbara, I found a property I love (and within only 3 weeks of my first meeting with Barbara) and look forward to calling my home. All of this was done with limited stress – she really put the enjoyment and excitement into my property search. I cannot thank Barbara enough for her help and would not hesitate to recommend to anyone.”


Open market purchaser 2019

“After searching for five months for my first home with little success, my estate agent recommended EPF for advice and assistance. Barbara has been fantastic; sage and experienced with a thorough understanding of the Edinburgh property market. We explored off market options as well as the open market. She truly felt like my “wing man” looking at properties, studying the home reports, asking questions, contacting agents etc so all I had to do was see how a property felt and listen to her advice on any issues she noticed. I cannot recommend her enough and will definitely be contacting her “if” I ever decide to sell the beautiful flat she helped me find!”


Off Market purchaser in Trinity 2019

“Without Barbara, finding and securing a property in Edinburgh would have been very difficult. We do not live in Edinburgh so viewings would have been very awkward but luckily having Barbara to view properties before involving us was a godsend. She was very involved and patient. She knew the kind of property that would suit us and we eventually purchased a flat ‘off market’.”


Open Market purchaser 2019

“Barbara swiftly negotiated a mutually acceptable price for open market property that we had been pursuing for some time. I am very grateful for her efforts and ability to get a deal over the line!”


Off market seller 2019

“Thank you very much for your work and effort which has led to this being a relatively straight forward process for us. If we ever find ourselves entering the Edinburgh property market again, I’ll know where to go first!”


Off market purchaser south side Edinburgh 2019

“Working with Barbara was hugely helpful in our search for the right family home. She has a no-nonsense, tenacious approach and was able to give us advice about the merits and downsides of potential properties but crucially also to advise on tactics when deciding to purchase. We are very happy with our new home and would highly recommend Edinburgh Property Finders.”


Portfolio Investor 2019

“Barbara did some excellent work for us sourcing a portfolio of property in Edinburgh. Just as valuable as the focus and market knowledge that Barbara brought, was her advice on strategy and negotiation. Further acquisitions are ongoing but the result to date is a portfolio which was acquired in line with strategy at a good value.”


Open market purchaser 2019

“Edinburgh Property Finders were a dream find. After losing two properties, Barbara helped my parents secure their retirement property from the open market. She reassured them and explained every step of the buying process to them and allowed them to feel confident with their purchase. I couldn’t recommend Edinburgh Property Finders highly enough. Definitely a professional company with a family touch.”


Investor 2018

“Barbara was very helpful in finding and securing two investment properties for me in the New Town. While I am London-based, I grew up in Edinburgh, so I know the city well. However, Barbara’s detailed market knowledge and strong relationships with key advisers were invaluable.”


International Buyer 2018

“Working with Barbara took the stress out of the situation, not knowing the area well we were able to tap into her vast experience and local network to narrow our search. When it came to making an offer her guidance proved invaluable and we were able to secure the property we wanted. Barbara was professional and easy to work with, I would thoroughly recommend her services.”

Off market seller Edinburgh city centre  2023

“I never imagined selling my house off market would be so easy. From viewing to completion was less than 6 weeks! Barbara was incredible, with excellent communications & always ensuring I was always kept informed of what was going on with the sale from the buying side; which I could then share with my lawyers. The price I received was above market value, which surprised me too. Barbara genuinely cares about the best outcome for everyone. She is a pleasure to work with, and a truly lovely lady! I totally recommend selling via Barbara.”


Open Market Purchaser in Bruntsfield 2022

“The house is amazing, we are feeling so settled already and I think it is going to be even better than I’d imagined. It was worth every part of the journey and it was so good to have you alongside helping and guiding us, you were invaluable in the process.”

Purchaser in North Berwick 2022


“Barbara thoughtfully and persistently smoothed the hurdles of purchase from 200 miles distance and unfamiliarity with the Scottish process in a very tight market – all while prompting plaudits from more than one potential seller about her professional approach.”

Off market purchaser in Morningside 2021

“Professional, fast and discreet, Barbara was a pleasure to contract with”


Off market purchaser Edinburgh city centre 2021

EPF guided us through the pitfalls of the Edinburgh property market – invaluable for non-Scots! Barbara’s advice is at all times acute and informed by long experience and knowledge not only of the market but of the agents and solicitors on the ground. She is the best possible person to have on your side


Off market purchaser in Merchiston 2018

“Barbara was worth every penny of her fee and more.  She helped us to secure a purchase with professionalism, good will and practical advice.  I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her, and indeed have already done so.”


Off market purchaser in Inverleith 2017

“I was flabbergasted at the speed of the process. We had expected 12 to 18 months of searching!”


Off market seller in North Berwick 2017

“Our relationship with Barbara was as seller, following her unexpected but not unwelcome approach to explore an off-market sale. Although we were never in any doubt that she was representing her client, the interested buyer, we felt, nonetheless, she was open and fair to both parties.  Barbara is quite a driving force and was particularly good at managing expectations, keeping us informed regularly. Her communication style is candid, business-like yet friendly. We would not hesitate to recommend Barbara to a prospective seller/buyer.”


International Investor 2017

“Barbara has provided me with a very personal service and despite the distance, I felt that she understood my needs and preferences but was also able to provide excellent advice from a property investment perspective, bringing plenty to bear in local knowledge and contacts.  We worked well together as a team and had no trouble landing on something quite quickly that completely fitted the bill for me.  I can certainly recommend Barbara as very thorough, reliable and quick to take advantage of the right opportunities.  Her fees, for the quality of service, are very reasonable and she adds value.”


Dubai purchasing client 2016

“Barbara is professional, easy to deal with. Managed to get us a short list based on our criteria, and helped in providing good comparison with other properties and areas, which help us to select the property easily. She helped in guiding through the pricing and managed to negotiate a good price for the property. The process was nice, easy and stress free. I would highly recommend her.”


Off market purchaser in the New Town 2015

“Barbara is the consummate professional. She helped us find the perfect property, guided us through the buying process and provided an excellent after purchase service. She is someone who really goes that extra mile. I would have no hesitation in recommending Barbara to any prospective purchaser.”


Off market New Town purchaser 2015

“It was stress free using Barbara’s services, always patient and available on the telephone at all hours!  With a specific requirement for our purchase in Edinburgh and limited availability on the market Barbara found the perfect property off market and negotiated the deal in record time thus saving us getting in another bidding round. I would highly recommend Barbara’s services”


Off market seller, The Hermitage 2014

“Selling one’s home is usually an extremely stressful experience, however, by agreeing to an approach made by Edinburgh Property Finders, we were guided calmly and expertly to arrive at a mutually beneficial and friendly result. Everything was straightforward and stress free, therefore, worthy of recommendation.”


Off market Purchaser, West End 2014

“Thank you very much for your help in sourcing the flat for us. We’re very pleased with the outcome of the search and the flat feels “right” for our needs. On reviewing our original spec, I think we have checked every box!”


International Buyer 2014

“When we recently arrived in Edinburgh, we were faced with the considerable challenge to buy a suitable house in a market that was unfamiliar to us. Edinburgh Property Finders was recommended to us and contacting Barbara was the best thing we did. With her calm, professional style, Barbara expertly guided us through the whole process: arranging viewings, dealing with estate agents and helping us find a solid and efficient solicitor. We are now the proud owners of a great flat and happily recommend the services of EPF to anyone.”


Open market buyer 2014

“Thank you for the professional and effective service. You saved me a huge amount of time and the risk of potentially getting my fingers burnt!”


Investor from Hong Kong 2013

“Barbara and her company well exceeded my expectations. She was very professional, knowledgeable and easy to work with. She was always responsive and patient and managed to secure me an excellent investment property at a good price in central Edinburgh. She went on to rent it for exactly the money she predicted we would get in less than a week to a great tenant. Couldn’t be happier.”


Open market purchase for Relocation client 2013

“Within approximately three weeks of starting our search, we had decided on a property and put forward an offer. This would not have been possible if Barbara had not done such a good job at her end. She listened very carefully to our criticisms or praises regarding each viewing and this helped her advise us on what she considered the property that would suit us best. This house purchase was almost stress free and this was due to Barbara’s expertise. We are very glad that we used Barbara’s company for our house search.”

Off market purchaser of house in Stockbridge 2023

“Delighted with how quickly and thoroughly Barbara researched market to see what might meet our very specific needs.  She was a star in following through with other parties to ascertain that our needs could be met and negotiate on our behalf.”

Off market purchaser in the New Town 2023

“We are very pleased with the professional service provided by Edinburgh Property Finders. Barbara left no stone unturned in her efforts to find us the ideal property. Her extensive knowledge of the market, wide network and keen negotiating skills were invaluable. Always receptive, always enthusiastic, she was a delight to work with.”

Family house buyer on the south side of Edinburgh 2022

“Barbara was there to support us at every step of our buying journey and was a pleasure to work with. Her experience and advice proved invaluable in securing our forever home.”


Off market purchaser of New Town property, from the USA 2013

“My wife and I had talked for years about finding an appropriate property to buy in Edinburgh but living in the USA made this very difficult to achieve. Within 4 months of working with Barbara we had found and purchased the ideal property and were delighted by the simplicity of the whole process.”


Off market purchaser in Edinburgh 2013

“Having spent a number of years trying to find the right property to move to in the local area, we turned to Edinburgh Property Finders for help. We found Barbara to be very easy to work with, very professional and with a natural ability for negotiating, particularly in complex situations. She managed to successfully navigate through the transaction and we are now the very happy owners of a new property. Barbara’s perseverance, determination and ability to research (or find others who are experts) are key qualities and we appreciated her guidance throughout. We would not hesitate to recommend Edinburgh Property Finders.”


Off market purchaser 2013

“We were very happy with Edinburgh Property Finders. Since we were new to Edinburgh, Barbara Armstrong quickly got us oriented with local real estate practices and was very helpful with the many questions that come up in the process of searching for a home. Once we identified our target property, Barbara expertly handled all communication and negotiation with the seller while keeping us informed at every step. We found this extremely helpful since her professional and respectful approach prevented the emotion that often creeps into negotiation and kills deals. We would definitely recommend Edinburgh Property Finders to anyone searching for a home in Edinburgh.”


Buyer on the open market 2012

“Moving from London with 2 children with school places to find was a daunting prospect for us. Barbara is so knowledgeable about the property market in Edinburgh and so efficient that we really couldn’t have done it without her considerable support and expertise. Her negotiating skills proved to be extremely beneficial and her calm and assured manner a great asset at a time of enormous upheaval. Barbara provides an invaluable service.”


Buyer on the open market 2012

“We found Barbara’s help with our property search invaluable. She guided us through the process in a straightforward and professional manner, helping us to avoid costly mistakes and ultimately leading a successful negotiation on our new home. She gave us a clear explanation of the process of buying off-market and open market properties and was a source of sound advice throughout. We would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone thinking of purchasing property in the Edinburgh area.”


Off market purchaser 2012

“We worked with Barbara to find a home in Edinburgh. As we were moving from Oxford, we really needed her local knowledge and this proved to be extremely valuable. She understood what we wanted and made sure that we had a wide range of options. We felt confident making a decision knowing that she had done so much background work for us. We really enjoyed working with Barbara and would recommend her to anyone who wants to make a smart home purchase in Edinburgh.”


Off market purchaser in Cluny 2011

“I first met Barbara in 2006 when we engaged with her to buy property in Edinburgh. She is discreet, reliable and extremely experienced in her field. I have since recommended her to several friends and colleagues.”


Purchaser in Inverleith 2011

“We’ve been delighted with the service we received from Barbara at Edinburgh Property Finders. Given the fact that we were moving from England, it was invaluable to have someone on site with local knowledge and expertise who was not only able to find suitable properties for us to view but also to advise and help to negotiate a fair purchase price for our eventual choice. In addition, Barbara is highly professional and a joy to work with and we would highly recommend her to any prospective purchaser.”


Purchaser in the Grange 2010<

“Barbara was of great assistance during our search for a house in Edinburgh. We greatly benefited from Barbara’s in-depth knowledge of the market and were able to work together to identify individual streets and properties that would suit our needs. The service and level of support we received were both excellent and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend thoroughly Barbara’s and EPF’s services to other buyers.”


Off market purchaser in Trinity 2010

“Barbara helped us out in our quest to find a new family home. In using her services, we managed to identify our desirable area to live then she conducted a campaign to tease out a seller and we then contracted to buy. We now have a fantastic home which wouldn’t have normally made it to market. Great Service.”


Purchaser on the Southside 2010

“Barbara made finding a new home a very pleasant experience indeed. She really does provide the ideal service for those of us who hate bidding wars and Sunday viewings! Pick an area, pick a street or even pick out the exact house you want and let Barbara do the rest!”


Investment Buyer 2010

“Barbara was really helpful when I was looking to buy a flat in town. She has a good understanding of the market and has some great properties in her portfolio. I found her advice helpful and constructive and would happily work with her again.”


Off market seller in Trinity 2010

“We found dealing with Edinburgh Property Finders to be straightforward. After an initial approach that came out of the blue, we realised that we were being presented with an opportunity to restructure our affairs to our advantage and without much of the normal hassle of selling a property. EPF were discreet, professional and even-handed in seeking to balance the requirements of their ‘purchaser’ clients and potential sellers. We have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone who might be willing to consider selling their property.”

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